Fighting bad design in Apple products one thing at a time.
The blog went down with a Posterous boat and all the recent posts are lost. I am looking into switching to a self-hosted solutions meanwhile. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Not much to say, works pretty much as expected, the only thing you need to kill the Growl Helper using Activity Monitor, otherwise Growl will restart itself over and over again without letting Hiss do the job.
But another thing caught my eye, the Gatekeeper. I agree this might be a nice feature, the only problem, when this warning pops up, there is no option to force run the app:Who needs such “security”? Okay, it is good for kids or your grandma to keep em locked with App Store apps. But for a little bit more advanced user the only way to use the computer is to keep it off.
It reminds me how Windows tried to increase security with user accounts but pretty soon everybody figured out that the only way to use Windows without being contantly annoying is to run it as an admin.
It is simple to fix, just add a button “Okay, I understand” that would let me run the app without turning the Gatekeep off. But until that I just went to Preferences > Security > Gatekeeper and told it to Allow applications downloaded from anywhere. Goodbye “security”.